Quite the discussion from the last poastage apparently. Whelp, I like a good discussion / argument, and man, the sparks in some cases flew, especially on the bigcountryexpat dot com page. I was especially tickled by a commenter "Chicolini" who said "Since you’re so prone to use bad language, I’ll follow your example. Fuck you Junior.."
Our 'great escape' were early vidya games...Atari 2600 became our virtual babysitter, and snackables and hot-pockets the gourmet choice of microwave moms everywhere. IF we were lucky enough to get wheels, our choices of vehicles were something less-than-desirable, unless you had the scratch for something hawt and new... and even then, anything over a 3.7 liter engine became extinct unless you were a motorhead and had the skills and cash to make it run.
We saw the largess our forebears had. We wanted it too. The biggest sin that the Boomers committed? It was they told us that we could have it through hard work and determination. That it was on US to grab that brass ring... the one that was placed at easy-to-grab height for them? It was firmly placed waaay out of reach for the majority of us X'ers, and no one warned us. The Biggest Problem was, a LOT of those brass rings and gateways were firmly barred/welded in place, unless you were connected. And as far as 'taking over' from the older generation?
Whelp... I still have not seen the changing of the Old Guard for the New Guard.
One thing you have to credit the Boomers with is tenacity.
They never give up, nor let go.
Look at the politics of today. This communist/socialist program that's being instituted NOW is a product of the late 50's early 60' Hippy/Yippy Communist indoctrination. When open revolution failed to materialize, scumfucker red-diaper Commies went to ground and became educators. Why fight in the streets when you can program the next generation and incalculate your plans in them, and have THEM do the dirty work bringing the Socialist Paradise to fruition? Bill Ayers?... That fuckin' dude should have been executed for treason. Instead, he AND his wife Bernardine Dohrn... who, not surprisingly helped raise Chesa Boudin, the communist District Attorney in San Francisco, are living the life of highly respected educators and the toast of the left wing set who, just by the by, were also responsible for King Obama.
Funny how that works?
And if being associated with that makes you upset, don't get mad at the messenger, be mad at the source. It also ain't on you personally. Ain't none of my doing, nor yours, per se. I'm just here doing critical social analysis from my own point of view
As Oh-so-many these days like to say "It's his truth!" I, honestly can't do a buy in on that horseshit. Truth is truth. End period dot.
Who instituted 90% of the political changes that we've seen in the past 50 years?
Who is still running the show?